Bird by Bird - Part 3, Help Along the Way, Section 1, Index Cards Summary & Analysis

Anne Lamott
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Part 3, Help Along the Way, Section 1, Index Cards Summary and Analysis

A dying friend and a nude Demi Moore are how Anne illustrates the role of index cards. It is on an index card that Anne captures a poignant moment between herself and her friend Pam. The moment entailed Pam's death as a reason to never see another picture of Demi Moore pregnant and naked. A personal story with dry wit is a constant approach Anne uses to illustrate her writing and her life.

"I dismantled the giants" (page 144) is how Anne ends this chapter. The "giants" are two index cards she fashions into puppets. These puppets entertain her young son at the emergency room. One index card has a shopping list and the other she uses to write the story of her son's first asthma attack. Index...

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